Wednesday, 1 July 2015


'What country in the world is there,' a Member of Parliament asked in ____a, 'that nourisheth so many aliens from all part of the world as England doth?' ....

Other genuine 'new industries' were assisted by foreign immigrants: they included ___, ___, ___ and ___b. ...

The main complaint about London was that it was 'swallowing up all the other towns and cities', particularly the other ports. 'Soon,' ___c was to remark 'London will be all England'.

a. 1596.
b. paper making, printing, gunfounding and the manufacture of gunpowder.
c. James I.

Asa Briggs, A Social History of England